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A coalition of party-list groups has endorsed candidates from Liberal Party (LP)'s slate in a move to unite for the interest of common people.

Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamayan (Makabayan), a newly-accredited political party, expressed support for incumbent Senators Loren Legarda, Francis "Chiz" Escudero and Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel.

Former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. and Makabayan president Satur Ocampo also pushed for the candidacy of Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teodoro "Teddy" Casino and Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chair Grace Poe-Llamanzares.

Ocampo, former Bayan Muna party-list representative, will also campaign for long-time ally  erstwhile Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar because of her cooperative relationship history with party-list groups in pushing for people's issues and advocacy.

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"We propose to field the team as Makabayan's Six Senate Champions. This manifests our confidence in the leadership qualities of the six: their personal integrity, and their pro-people stand on significant issues," Ocampo said.

Ocampo, with former Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Liza Maza, joined the senatorial race in 2010 under the Nacionalista Party (NP) of Villar's husband, incumbent Senator Manuel "Manny" Villar.

He explained the "Six Senate Champions" agreed to support Makabayan's advocacies in lowering prices of oil products, water, power, and other basic commodities and services by pursuing taxation reforms.

Ocampo said the candidates also vowed to push for genuine agrarian reforms, pro-people mining policies and environmental protection, and equitable minimum wage and salary adjustments in public and private sectors among others.

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For his part, Casino admitted that good working relationships with Villar, Legarda, Escudero, Pimentel, and Poe-Llamanzares convinced the new political group to campaign for the candidates in upcoming May polls.

"A tested relationship is something. Together in the Senate, We can be a powerhouse team (in) pursuing a progressive agenda," Casino said.

Legarda, Escudero, and Poe-Llamanzares are part of administration's slate that also enjoy support from Vice President Jejomar Binay's United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

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